Homemade nut granola

Ah, breakfast. As much as I’d love a homemade smoothie for breakfast every morning, if I’m going to lose these kilograms, I need to start listening to the experts (ie my nutritionist). She suggested having this homemade nut granola for breakfast – with Greek yoghurt and fresh berries.

From the start – this is not muesli. This is a tasty combination of roasted nuts and seeds – and it smells like Christmas. Yes, it’s not cheap – you’re looking at R150 or so to make this batch. However, I can only handle two tablespoons for breakfast (with yoghurt) – twice a week for breakfast, it will last a week or so.

It’s crunchy and ridiculously filling – however, I admit I do need a little drizzle of honey with mine – otherwise it is quite savoury – however, the Mr is fine with it as is.Recipe adapted from here.


100g walnuts (roughly chopped, unsalted and not roasted)
100g hazelnuts (roughly chopped, unsalted and not roasted)
100g nut and seed mix (I love this one)
100g Almond flakes
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
3 tbs Coconut Oil


Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil with the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add the nuts and seeds and stir to coat. Place on a baking tray – in a single layer – and roast for 10 – 15 minutes, until lightly toasted. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Sprinkle over double cream Greek yoghurt for breakfast, with a few berries.

All images taken with a Canon EOS 600D from Loot.co.za

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